Jurassic World, the upcoming fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, wrapped up principal photography last month, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to forget about it between now and when the film finally opens in nine months. And new director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) isn’t about to let his film slip from the forefront of our minds anytime soon, and he’s shared a new photo that is sure to delight fans of the 1993 original, and strike fear into the heart of Dennis Nedry fan’s the world over.
Trevorrow took to Twitter to unveil this photo, which shows the broken “East Dock” sign that, in the first movie, leads Wayne Knight’s nefarious character Nedry to his inevitable doom as he tried to flee the island with a pocket full of frozen dinosaur embryos. The image arrived with a single word message, reading, cryptically, “Autumn.”
What we know about the plot of Jurassic World involves a return to the Isla Nublar, where the action of the first movie takes place. This time around, however, we get to see John Hammond’s dream park fully realized, 22-years after the first disastrous attempt. It’s even apparently been around long enough that ticket sales for the most popular tourist destination have even fallen off to the point where the higher ups try to play god and invent a new dino to reinvigorate their revenue stream. As you can imagine, this goes horribly wrong, and we’re really looking forward to seeing dinosaurs running amok and chowing down on sunburned vacationers.
Set on Isla Nublar as it is, it’s entirely possible that someone could run across this sign, this remnant of an earlier, ill-fated attempt to control mother nature. It looks weathered, like it’s been out in the elements since 1993, and it would be one hell of an inside joke for fans if some character, say Chris Pratt, found this, picked it up, looked at it, and discarded it without a second thought. That could be a fun little nod to fans, and though we’ve only seen one film from Trevorrow, he definitely doesn’t seem to be above such obvious references. Guess we’ll find out eventually.
Jurassic World is scheduled to open in 2D, 3D, and IMAX theaters on June 12, 2015. It stars Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, BD Wong, Omar Sy, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath, Lauren Lapkus, and Andy Buckley. Notice there is no Jeff Goldblum on this list. We want him to show up, and we want him to sing his epic version of John Williams’ Jurassic Park theme, complete with lyrics. That needs to happen, Colin, make it so.